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In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write "The Celluloid Closet," the first book to critique Hollywood's portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito became a passionate advocate for justice via the newly formed ACT UP, before his death in 1990. (c) Official Site
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vito Russo is a real-life hero. Vito, the documentary, tells us why."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"This documentary helps immortalise a man with a message of freedom, change, and achievement - one which may have been forgotten."
‑ Ashley Norris, HeyUGuys
"What remains of that great voice in archive form is a huge part of the film's success ..."
‑ Josh Slater-Williams, The Skinny
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